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We’ve resolved to play for our nation, Musa declares


Nigeria’s forward Ahmed Musa attends a press conference at the Alexandria stadium in Alexandria, northern Egypt, on June 29, 2019, on the eve of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) Group B football match between Madagascar and Nigeria. (Photo by Giuseppe CACACE / AFP)

Super Eagles’ Vice Captain, Ahmed Musa at the weekend disclosed that the team has decided to play for the nation first against any issue that might make them lose focus at the ongoing Total Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

This followed indications that the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) was yet to fully resolve the match bonus issues that cropped up last week.

Musa said at the team’s pre-match conference: “Though we had some issues, we came out and decided to play. We had to keep those issues aside so that we can concentrate on the next game. We sat down with ourselves and talked. We resolved we don’t need to make the issue a problem again in the camp.

“We came out for our last game and told ourselves that we can do it. When the football federation is ready, they are ready. Now, we don’t have anything bothering us again as the camp is lively,” he said.

Musa reflected on hbis past experience with Madagascar, who they met yesterday: “I think my first game for Eagles was against Madagascar and that was in Calabar (Cross River State) in 2010. I played against them; they are very a good side. But we will see who will carry the day,” he said.

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